FROM Dan Gilroy
Jake Gyllenhall and the After Dark Side of Television News In Nightcrawler , Jake Gyllenhaal plays a freelance cameraman who races to the sound of police scanners, looking for shots of auto crashes and shootings — hopefully including victims with bloody wounds. It’s appropriate that the film is debuting tonight on Halloween. Nightcrawler is a horror story about the grotesque preoccupation with crime and violence on TV news in Los Angeles. But the writer-director, Dan Gilroy, says its implications are broader than that.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.